Goverment Economics Policies-Hits and Misses

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In your five paragraph essay using this Writing Guide, use the Schultz class text and at least two of the other sources provided for the topic you chose.

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Introduction

In your introduction section, complete each step listed in the bullets below. Your answer should be one paragraph in length:

Identify the two different people or government programs that you will discuss; provide relevant date(s) or time frames.
Describe what you will cover in the paper.

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HISTORY AND ISSUES

In two paragraphs, do the following:

For Topic Choice One: Describe briefly the background of each person’s early struggles or success at business development and the motivations. Describe key innovations in strategy that led to success. Devote one paragraph to each strategy.

For Topic Choice Two: Describe briefly the background of each government program and what motivated its proposal and passage. Describe the impact of each program on the economy. Devote one paragraph to each strategy.

COMPARISON

In your comparison paragraph, evaluate what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each, and the impact of each in that period of history. Explain which approach you favor and why?

CONCLUSION

In your conclusion paragraph, identify similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues or approaches today.

Topic: Government Economic Policies—Hits and Misses

You will choose two historical examples from the following list: Prohibition; Hawley-Smoot Tariff; Sherman Antitrust Act; Pure Food and Drug Act; Federal Trade Commission; Civilian Conservation Corps; Agricultural Adjustment Act; the Wagner Act, and the Social Security Act. These are examples of government economic intervention or economic policy in the long period from 1870 to 1940. These might be thought of as burdensome government interference or as needed government regulation, depending on the example and one’s thinking on those things. For your paper, you will explore and describe each of your two examples, its historical context, and the reasons it arose. One might find virtues, problems and successes associated with both. You might see elements of each in examples in our current economy today. For this topic you must use the Schultz textbook as a key source. In addition, you must use two other sources—either from the list below or from the university’s online library. See page 3 of the SOURCES AND TIPS sheet.

Sources: Schultz, p. 362–4, 367, 401–2, 417, 425–9, 432. Besides the textbook (required), use any two of these sources that you think relevant to your paper—or two sources from the university library:

http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/impact_factory.htm ; and

http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/attack_meatpackers.htm ; and https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1884hdlloyd.asp. [instructions continue on next page]

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Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements

Be typed, double spaced between lines, using Times New Roman font, Calibri, Arial, or Courier (size 10, 11, or 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and sources must follow format. You must have a Sources list at the end; each source listed must also be cited in the body of the paper with an in-text citation.
The preferred file software is Microsoft Word (part of MS-Office). (Please do not submit files in .pdf format or Apple’s Pages or Google docs.)
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the Sources page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The body of the paper should be five paragraphs and a total of 500-to-800 words in length. The 500 minimum is firm; you really have not adequately developed the paper if less than that. The 800 maximum is a loose guideline. The body of the paper is to be double-spaced. Typically, if you follow these instructions, the body of your paper will be 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pages in length—add a page for your title page and another for your sources list and that then gets to 4-1/2-to 5/1/2. But, the length requirement is evaluated by word count.

The paper must be submitted (uploaded and attached) in the course shell provided online.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Discuss events after 1865 in terms of social and economic conditions that caused corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and policies of the government.


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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. [grading rubric is below on the next 2 pages]

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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. [rubric is here on page 3 and continues to p. 4]

Points: 120

Assignment 2: Economic Approaches in the Age of Industrialization (1870-1940)

Criteria

Exemplary

100% A

Proficient

85% B

Fair

75% C

Meets Minimum Expectations

65% D

Unacceptable

0% F

1. Introduction: Identify the two different peoples or policies that you will discuss. Describe what you will cover in the paper.

Weight: 10%

Thoroughly and clearly introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper.

Satisfactorily introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper.

Partially introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper.

Insufficiently introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper

Poor or no introduction. Did not identify the two different people or policies that you will discuss. Did not describe what you will cover in the paper.

2. History and Issues: Describe the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

Weight: 30%

Thoroughly and coherently described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy. Used persuasive reasoning or clear examples.

Satisfactorily described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

Partially described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

Insufficiently described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

Did not submit or incompletely described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

3. Comparison: Evaluate what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

Weight: 15%

Thoroughly and clearly evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history. Used persuasive reasoning or clear examples.

Satisfactorily evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

Partially evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

Insufficiently evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

4. Conclusion: Identify similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

Weight: 15%

Thoroughly and effectively identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

Satisfactorily identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

Partially identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

Insufficiently identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

Did not submit or incompletely identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

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5. Used the MINIMUM of three sources, drawing from the list provided. The class text is one of the sources used. Sources are listed at the end and matching in-text citations are used.

Weight: 10%

Meets at least the minimum number of required sources; all sources high quality choices. Sources are listed at the end and also cited in the body of the paper. Solid research is evident.

Meets minimum number of required sources; most sources come from the list provided.

Does not meet the required number of sources; some sources poor quality choices or not from the list provided.

Does not meet the required number of sources; Insufficient on the reference list or in-text citations.

No sources provided.

6. Writing and Presentation:

Used good grammar. Presentation shows clarity, reason, and critical thinking with proper writing mechanics. SWS format is used for reference entries, in-text citations, paper layout, and organization. Instructions followed.

Weight: 20%

0–2 errors.

3–4 errors.

5–6 errors.

7–8 errors.

More than 8 errors present.

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